Drake’s “One Dance” Was The Top Global Digital Single Of 2016

Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber also finished the year strong.

May 03, 2017
Drake’s “One Dance” Was The Top Global Digital Single Of 2016 Photo by Mark Peckmezian for The FADER

"One Dance," Drake's smash hit from his album Views, was the biggest digital single of 2016 in the world, according to the Global Music Report. The song moved 12.5 million units worldwide, and that figure is accounting for the over one billion Spotify streams of the tune. Justin Bieber placed twice on the chart, with "Love Yourself" at number two (11.7 million units) and "Sorry" at number five (10.8 million units). Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, placed at number six with 10.6 million units.

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The report also included the top 10 global albums. Beyoncé's Lemonade took the top spot with 2.5 million copies, followed by Adele's 25 at number 2 with 2.4 million. Drake took the three spot with Views pushing 2.3 million.

Overall, the music industry appears to have gotten relatively healthier in 2016. "In 2016, global recorded music revenues totalled US$15.7 billion," the report reads. "They rose by 5.9% on 2015, improving on the previous year’s growth of 3.6% and marking the largest growth the industry has seen since IFPI began tracking industry sales in 1997."

Read the full 2016 Global Music Report here, as spotted by HotNewHipHop.

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